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Episode 41: Where Have All The Sisters Gone?

Episode 41 Image: Adepta SororifailFirst of all, let me just say congratulations to Opy for winning his bracket today at the 11th Company tournament!  He’s number one somewhere, right?  Anyway, Episode 41 is full of great stuff for you guys starting with a short recap of the somewhat-recently past Berks doubles tournament for Save Against Fear in our Round-up.  Then, while the news is sparse the “rumors” are pretty interesting.  Followed by Opy and Bill covering the heavily neutered Adepta Sororitas Codex.  We introduce another new section to the podcast called Turn 8 Tips!  For this episode we respond to a listener’s inquiry about how to handle Tau with Eldar.  We also have another installment of Bill’s Gaming Corner, this time covering the Space Hulk Video Game available on Steam.  Lots of stuff and hopefully something for everyone, please enjoy!

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  • 00:00:00  Episode 41 Intro and Contents
  • 00:02:00  The Round-up:  What Have We Done Since Last Episode?
  • 00:27:12  This Random Time Period In 40k!
  • 01:08:07  Codex Review:  Adepta Sororitas
  • 01:43:02  Battle Report Info
  • 01:50:25  Battle Report:  Tau vs. Imperial Guard
  • 02:05:47  Stratagem and Post Battle Discussion
  • 02:15:39  Turn 8 Tips:  Eldar vs. Tau Tactics
  • 02:36:21  Bill’s Gaming Corner:  Space Hulk the Video Game
  • 02:56:38  Thanks for Listening!

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Music used in this episode is royalty-free.  Some tracks used in the episode by Machinimasound.com including:

  • Children of Despair
  • Damnation
  • Derelict Ship
  • Exigence

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Episode 11: Lucky Number Eleven

The Necrons! … can wait, sorry.  As mentioned before we’ve postponed our Necron blow-out until next episode to give us plenty of time to soak it all in for you fine folks.  Until then, however, we’ve got some great content here as we cover our day at the Mechanicon and finally get to our review of the Space Marine DLC: Exterminatus.   And maybe, if you’ve been good little boys and girls, you can catch a sneak peek (listen?) of next episode’s Battle Report.  Tune in and find out!

Plus don’t forget the usual great content including news and rumors and the Rules Of Engagement …

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  • 00:00:00  Episode 11 Intro and Contents
  • 00:02:00  The Round-up: What Have We Done Since Last Episode?
  • 00:18:46  This Random Time Period In 40k!
  • 00:36:39  The Mechanicon
  • 00:54:06  Battle Report Info
  • 01:01:13  Battle Report
  • 01:15:39  Stratagem and Post Battle Discussion
  • 01:28:39  Turn 8 Reviews: Space Marine DLC Exterminatus
  • 01:55:46  Rules of Engagement
  • 02:12:50  Thanks for Listening!

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Episode 10: News Week

The News is back, baby!  As if making up for last episode’s relative lack of news, this episode is chock full of it.  And what’s it all about you might ask?  Well it’s none other than Warhammer 40k’s favorite automatons, the Necrons!  Pre-order is soon, products in hand are not far off so don’t miss out on what’s in store for you.  Also, we get some details about THQ’s Dark Millennium Online which we of course will share because that’s the kind of guys we are.

Plus don’t forget the usual great content including news and rumors and the Rules Of Engagement …

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  • 00:00:00  Episode 10 Intro and Contents
  • 00:02:00  The Round-up: What Have We Done Since Last Episode?
  • 00:20:19  This Random Time Period In 40k!
  • 01:10:44  Battle Report Info
  • 01:20:37  Battle Report
  • 01:35:41  Stratagem and Post Battle Discussion
  • 01:50:25  Rules of Engagement
  • 02:04:22  Thanks for Listening!

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Episode 8: Space Marine!

Wow, that’s a whole lotta episode right there!  Well we had quite a lot to say in our review of the new Space Marine video game not to mention this week’s Battle Report featuring the Sisters of Battle.  That’s right people, we give Space Marine a thorough going over from top to bottom with review scores from all of us as a reward, yay!.  Plus, Bill dusts off the old ladies and squares off against Opy in a true test of the new White Dwarf Codex.  You won’t want to miss this one …

Plus don’t forget the usual great content including news and rumors and the Rules Of Engagement …

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As a side note, this is officially our longest episode ever and as fun as that sounds, we usually try to keep it under three hours, but sometimes the content just keeps on flowing!

  • 00:00:00  Episode 8 Intro and Contents
  • 00:02:00  The Round-up: What Have We Done Since Last Episode?
  • 00:20:38  This Random Time Period In 40k!
  • 00:45:00  Turn 8 Reviews: Space Marine
  • 02:15:44  Battle Report Info
  • 02:26:20  Battle Report
  • 02:43:44  Stratagem and Post Battle Discussion
  • 03:21:17  Rules of Engagement
  • 03:32:30  Thanks for Listening!

Links From the show:

For info on the Road to Mechanicon Tournament:

  • Northeast Gamers Hub: Forum

Most music used in this episode is royalty-free.  Additional track, “Titus’ Theme”, is from the Space Marine Soundtrack which you can buy on iTunes or Amazon MP3 (which, incidentally, is cheaper).

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Episode 7: Back In The Habit

Hey kids, it's Guinan!

Well folks, it’s finally here, the second part of the Sister’s of Battle White Dwarf codex, now with point values!  We give you all the gritty details as well as a few suggested uses and sample squads (also with point values!), and Bill gives his take as a long time Witch Hunter player.  Plus, in this episode we preview the Space Marine demo in preparation for the upcoming video game release.  I may know of one ravenous Ultramarine fan that might be a little bit excited.  Guess who it is!

Plus don’t forget the usual great content including news and rumors, the Battle Report and the Rules Of Engagement …

 

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  • 00:00:00 Episode 7 Intro and Contents
  • 00:02:00 The Round-up: What Have We Done Since Last Episode?
  • 00:15:41  This Random Time Period In 40k!
  • 00:26:26 Codex Breakdown: Sisters of Battle White Dwarf Edition … Part 2
  • 01:40:19  Battle Report Info
  • 01:44:49  Battle Report
  • 01:55:07 Stratagem and Post Battle Discussion
  • 02:16:29 Turn 8 Previews: Space Marine
  • 02:33:14  Rules of Engagement
  • 02:43:25  Thanks for Listening!

Links From the show:

For info on the Road to Mechanicon Tournament:

  • Northeast Gamers Hub: Forum

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Episode 5: Sistas

Sisters of Battle that is, the White Dwarf is here, the codex is fresh and we’re all over it.  We compare new to the old Codex and Bill sprinkles in some of this thoughts as a current Witch Hunters player.  Also in this episode, Turn 8’s very first review: Kill Team.  Bill and I discuss the game, our thoughts and give it a rating.

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  • 00:00:00  Episode 5 Intro and Contents
  • 00:02:00  The Round-up: What Have We Done Since Last Episode?
  • 00:16:24  This Random Time Period In 40k!
  • 00:39:19  Codex Breakdown: Sisters of Battle White Dwarf Edition … Part 1
  • 01:33:08  Battle Report Info
  • 01:37:33  Battle Report
  • 01:48:22  Stratagem and Post Battle Discussion
  • 01:58:15  Turn 8 Reviews … Kill Team
  • 02:32:45  Rules of Engagement
  • 02:51:25  Thanks for Listening!

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As promised, links to Brave New World and the Northeast Gamer’s Hub forums

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Space Marine Multiplayer Details!

As some of you may have heard, THQ announced the multiplayer details for Space Marine at the recent Comic-Con in San Diego.  A lot of details were announced and I have to say it looks pretty damn good.  We will be talking about it in the upcoming podcast, but until then I thought I’d detail all the features in case you missed it.

Key features:
8 vs 8 Gameplay
8 Imperial Space Marines face off against their evil counterparts, the Chaos Marines.  It will have several game modes, two of them being Annihilation, which is basically a Team-Deathmatch, and Capture and Control, an objective based capture point mode.

3 classes:
Tactical Marines – Balanced build, armed with a multitude of weapons such as Plasma Gun, Stalker Pattern Bolter, Storm Bolter, Mechanicus Vengeance Launcher and Melta Gun.  In melee, this class wields a simple but effective combat knife.
Assault Marines – Close Combat specialists who can wield Chainswords, Power weapons, and Thunder Hammers along with side-arms like the Bolt Pistol and Plasma Pistol.  They make use of a jumpack to allow them to rapidly close on their enemy.
Devastator Marines – Heavy Weapons units who can be armed with guns such as Heavy Bolters and Plasma Cannons.  This is a ranged class that can vaporize units from afar.

Perks and adjustable loadouts.
Whichever class you choose, you are able to pick the weapon options before and perhaps during the game.  It will not be like Halo or Gears where you find weapons in the battlefield.  You can also pick Perks, a system popularized by Call of Duty, where you can pick additional abilities or upgrades for your character.  This allows you to fine-tune any class into your ideal Marine.  Of course, many of these options will be unlocked from multiplayer, so you will need to work your way up to your ideal fighting load-out.

Some examples of Perks are as follows:

Tactical Class Perks:
Teleport Homer – Allies re-entering combat can do so at your position, as long as you remain alive.  A great way to keep the pressure on the enemy.
Weapon Versatility – Allows the player to equip an extra primary weapon, truly exemplifying the versatility of the Tactical Marine.
Kraken Bolts – Bolter deals more damage to enemy Armor and can punch through targets.

Devastator Class Perks:
Feel No Pain – Increased resistance to damage from close-combat weapons and explosives.
Furious Stomp – Increased damage and area of effect when executing a stomp.
Heavy Bolter Coolant – Greatly reduced heat build-up for the Heavy Bolter

Assault Class Perks:
Blast Off – Engine exhaust when jumping away causes damage to enemies.
True Grit – Equip the Bolter in place of the Bolt Pistol, holding it one-handed.
Swordsman’s Zeal – Regain some health with each successful strike of the Chainsword.

Complete Armor Customization.
For some people, this is perhaps the most interesting tid-bit of information. Space Marine will allow of unparalleled customization for your multiplayer character.  First off, they will include a good amount of the established Space Marine Chapter and Chaos Legion looks that exist in the tabletop game.  One of them is of course the Ultramarines, who are the protagonists of the single player campaign.  Imperial Space Marines and Chaos Marines will have unique looks and armor sets, so they will be easily distinguishable on the battlefield.

Beyond that, you will have the ability to modify the look of several pieces of armor including: helmet, chest piece, left shoulder, right shoulder, left arm, right arm, left leg, right leg, and backpack.  Each one of these will have several different looks, and each can be assigned 3 different color options which are completely independent of the rest of the armor.  So you will not be locked into choosing a color theme that persists through the whole suite.  Each piece could be a completely different set of colors.  You can also modify the icons that adorn the armor in several places.  In all, there are supposedly 1.8 billion unique color/armor combinations in the game.

Overall, the multiplayer of Space Marine is looking fantastic.  Hopefully some kind of co-op gameplay will also be announced, I would love to see a co-op campaign or Horde mode in the game.  Want to see some of the features for yourself?  Read on passed the break. Read the rest of this entry »

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